Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies Recipe
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Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies Recipe

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Cozy up to the fire with a plate of satisfyingly sweet cookies that taste like home. Serve the treats with a mug of hot chai tea or ice-cold milk, and no one will be able to resist them. —Jacque Sue Meyer, Lohman, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 81 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, sweet potato and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and allspice; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans and raisins.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011, p59

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mike_r_92372 User ID: 1580045 243857
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

"Truly enjoyed these cookies. And here is the but...replacing 1/2 of the butter with 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce did not change the perfection of these cookies other than the fat and cholesterol amounts."

Ruby Ross User ID: 1778351 94341
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"These cookies are so moist and delicious. Great recipe; will make again and again."

Carolynfrancis User ID: 7492299 94337
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"These cookie were the best, since my family does like pumpkin, and this time of year that is most recipes. The sweet potato was a great idea. Not to sweet, just right."

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 176859
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"These cookies turned out yummy although it didn't yield as many as the original recipe instead of raisins I used craisins and they turned out fine"

harrywest711 User ID: 1518106 176858
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"It's nice to read a review that someone doesn't change the recipe..I hate it when people but in their own way if making it. Leave it alone, it's not your recipe."

kitchenmaid User ID: 62335 179598
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Made a batch of these cookies today....They passed the test. A keeper for sure.....I made them as per recipe, didn't change a thing."

lclaywell User ID: 3662482 101976
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"My husband loves the sweet potato bread that I make every year around Christmas, so I decided to try these cookies. Yum!They are very moist and tasty and a great way to use sweet potatoes, especially if you grow them and have several on hand. I will definitely be making again."

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